European Journal of Agronomy

The Official Journal of the European Society for Agronomy

European Journal of Agronomy
ISSN: 1161-0301
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Started in 1992, the European Journal of Agronomy is the official journal of the European Society for Agronomy. It is published by Elsevier Science and it is abstracted into several publications such as Field Crop Abstracts (CAB).
The EJA has just seen in 2015 a big rise in its citation index (Journal Metrics). This bears out our editorial policy of giving priority to publishing high quality papers in the EJA. The EJA is now 8th out of 83 in the IF rankings for agronomy – but this includes many journals that are tangential to agronomy as a discipline or only publish review papers on an annual basis. The EJA is the highest ranked multi-issue agronomy journal in the world and merits fully its sub-title as ‘A Global Agronomy Journal’. All members of the ESA who have contributed to this ongoing achievement with our journal should be proud and also be thanked for their efforts. It is very important that ESA members give priority both to sending high quality papers to the EJA and to accepting to review papers from the EJA now and in the future.
The European Journal of Agronomy publishes original research papers reporting experimental and theoretical contributions to field-based agronomy and crop science. The journal will consider research at the field level for agricultural, horticultural and tree crops that uses comprehensive and explanatory approaches.  One of the things that makes the journal such as success is the hard work of the editorial team led by the Editors-in-Chief: John Porter, Olaf Christen, Antonio Delgado and Francisco Villalobos (See full details).

EJA reduced price for ESA members is € 136  for 2017

Original research papers

The European Journal of Agronomy publishes original research papers reporting experimental and theoretical contributions to crop science in the following fields:

  • crop physiology
  • crop production and management
  • agroclimatology and modelling
  • plant-soil relationships
  • crop quality and post-harvest physiology
  • farming and cropping systems
  • agroecosystems and the environment

In determining the suitability of submitted articles for publication, particular scrutiny will be placed on the degree of novelty and significance of the research and the extent to which it adds to existing knowledge in agronomy.

Highlight of the “EJA paper of the month”

In order to promote the official journal of ESA (European Journal of Agronomy) we will publish regularly in the home page of our website an highlight of the "EJA paper of the month". This paper is selected in each issue by the EJA editorial board for its original contribution to Agronomy because it brings results and/or methodology of high value for research, extension and/or decision makers.

Recent issues

#25-February 2016: By Tardy F., Moreau D., Dorel M., Damour G/EJA, Vol.71 (November 2015), pages 10-18
Trait-based characterisation of cover plants’ light competition strategies for weed control in banana cropping systems in the French West Indies

#24- October 2015: By K. Naudin, O. Husson, E. Scopel, S. Auzoux, S. Giner, K.E. Giller,/EJA, Vol.69 (September 2015), pages 21-31
PRACT (Prototyping Rotation and Association with Cover crop and no Till) – a tool for designing conservation agriculture systems

#23- May 2015: By K.P. Devkota, J.P.A. Lamers, A. M. Manschadi, M. Devkota, A. J. McDonald and P.L.G. Vlek/EJA, Vol.62 (January 2015), pages 98-109
Comparative Advantages of Conservation Agriculture Based Rice-Wheat Rotation Systems under Water and Salt Dynamics Typical for the Irrigated Arid Drylands in Central Asia

#22- January 2015: By Eduardo Beche, Giovani Benin, Cristiano Lemes da Silva, Lucas Berger Munaro and José Abramo Marchese/EJA, Vol.61 (November 2014), pages 49-59
Genetic gain in yield and changes associated with physiological traits in Brazilian wheat during the 20th century

Previous issues
#21- October 2014: By Huub Spiertz/ EJA, Vol. 59 (September 2014), Pages 96-106
Agricultural Sciences in Transition from 1800 to 2020: exploring knowledge and creating impact

#20 - June 2014: Gergely Tóth, Rannveig-Anna Guicharnaud, Brigitta Tóth, Tamás Hermann / EJA, Vol. 55 (April 2014), Pages 42-52
Phosphorus levels in croplands of the EU with implications for P fertilizer use

#19 - March 2014:Antonio J Hall, Roxana Savin, Gustavo A. SlaferEJA, Vol. 54 (March 2014), Pages 40-46
Is time to flowering in wheat and barley influenced by nitrogen?: A critical appraisal of recent published reports

#18- January 2014:Dengpan Xiao, Fulu Tao / EJA, Vol. 52 (Jan. 2014), Pages 112-122
Contributions of cultivars, management and climate change to winter wheat yield in the North China Plain in the past three decades

#17- October 2013:Maria Valerio, Martha Tomecek, Stella Lovelli, Lewis ZiskaEJA, Vol. 50 (October 2013), Pages 60-65
Assessing the impact of increasing carbon dioxide and temperature on crop-weed interactions for tomato and a C3 and C4 weed species

#16- September 2013: Carlos Angulo, Reimund Rötter, Mirek Trnka, Nina Pirttioja, Thomas Gaiser, Petr Hlavinka, Frank EwertEJAVol. 49 (August 2013), Pages 104-114
Characteristic ’fingerprints’ of crop model responses to weather input data at different spatial resolutions

#15 - August 2013: Bouba Traore, Marc Corbeels, Mark T. van Wijk, Mariana C. Rufino, Ken E. Giller / EJAVol. 49 (August 2013), Pages 115-125
Effects of climate variability and climate change on crop production in southern Mali

#14 - July 2013: V.PVasileiadisA.CMoonen, M. Sattin, S. Otto, X. Pons, P. Kudsk, A. Veres, Z. Dorner, R. van der Weide, E. Marraccini, E. Pelzer, F. Angevin,J. Kiss / EJAVol. 48 (July 2013), Pages 1-11
Sustainability of European maize-based cropping systems: Economic, environmental and social assessment of current and proposed innovative IPM-based systems

#13 - April 2013: Nash, Penny Riffkin, Robert Harris, Alan Blackburn, Cam Nicholson, and Mark McDonald / EJAVol. 47 (May 2013), Pages 23 -32
Modelling gross margins and potential N exports from cropland in south-eastern Australia

#12 - February 2013: Heinrich ReinekeNicol StockfischBernward Märländer / EJAVol.45 (Feb. 2013), Pages 27–38
Analysing the energy balances of sugar beet cultivation in commercial farms in Germany

#11 - January 2013: Z. HochmanP.SCarberryM.J. Robertson, D.SGaydonL.W. Bell, P.C. McIntosh / EJAVol. 44 (Jan. 2013), Pages 109-123
Prospects for ecological intensification of Australian agriculture

#10 - December 2012:  Joachim Weigel, Remy Manderscheid / EJAVol. 43 (November 2012), Pages 97 – 107
Crop growth responses to free air CO2 enrichment and nitrogen fertilization: rotating barley, ryegrass, sugar beet and wheat

#9 - November 2012:  Quilot-Turion B, Ould-Sidi M-M, Kadrani A, Hilgert N, Génard M, Lescourret F / EJAVol. 42 (October 2012), Pages 34 – 48
Optimization of parameters of the ‘Virtual Fruit’ model to design peach genotype for sustainable production systems 

#8 - September 2012:  Bingham IJKarley AJ, White PJ, Thomas WTB, Russell JR. / EJA 42 (2012), 49-58
Analysis of improvements in nitrogen use efficiency associated with 75 years of spring barley breeding 

#7 - August 2012:  François-Xavier OuryChristelle GodinAurélie Mailliard, Alain Chassin, Olivier Gardet, Alex Giraud, Emmanuel Heumez, Jean-Yves Morlais, Bernard Rolland, Michel RoussetMaxime Trottet, Gilles Charmet / EJA 40 (2012) 28-38
A study of genetic progress due to selection reveals a negative effect of climate change on bread wheat yield in France

#6 - June 2012:  GaydonD.S., ProbertM.E., BureshR.J., Meinke, H., Suriadi, A.., Dobermann, A., BoumanB.A.M., Timsina, J., 2012. / EJA 39, 9-24.
Rice in cropping systems - Modelling transitions between flooded and non-flooded soil environments

#5 - April 2012: Afshin Soltani and Thomas R. Sinclair / EJA 38 (2012) 22–31
Optimizing chickpea phenology to available water under current and future climates

# 4 - March 2012: Andrej CeglarLučka Kajfež-Bogataj / EJA, Volume 37, Issue 1, February 2012, Pages 83-95
Simulation of maize yield in current and changed climatic conditions: Addressing modelling uncertainties and the importance of bias correction in climate model simulations

# 3 - January 2012: A.GLaborteC.A.J.M. de BieE.M.ASmalingP.FMoyaA.A. Boling, M.K. van Ittersum / EJA 36 (2012) 9–20
Rice yields and yield gaps in Southeast Asia: Past trends and future outlook

# 2 - October 2011: Lopez-Lozano, F. BaretI.García de CortázarAtauri, E. Lebon and B. Tisseyre, 2011. EJA 35(3): 171-183.
2D approximation of realistic 3D vineyard row canopy representation for light interception and light intensity distribution on leaves

# 1 - September 2011: Basso B et al (2011) EJA 35, 83-92.
Economic and environmental evaluation of site-specific tillage in a maize crop in NE.


See also

European Journal of Agronomy special issue from the XI ESA congress held in Montpellier:
"Designing crops for new challenges"

by Francois Tardieu (INRA, Montpellier, France) and Graeme Hammer (The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)
European Journal of Agronomy, Volume 42, October 2012, Pages 1-2

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